Stop Violence Against Women Grants Awarded

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced more than one million dollars in federal grants Monday for projects aimed at stopping violence against women.

The Stop Violence Against Woman Act Program Grants will support 28 projects across the state that establish or help groups already fighting violence against women in West Virginia. The grants will help pay for new personnel and provide training and assistance for those establishing groups or enhancing their organization.

The STOP funds are awarded from the Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. They range from $8,201 given to the Family Refuge Center in Pocahontas County to $83,314 given to the Ohio County Commission.